Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Bob Perciasepe is President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), a leading, independent voice for practical policy and action to address our climate and energy challenges.
Mr. Perciasepe has been an environmental policy leader in and outside government for more than 30 years, most recently as Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and has built a reputation for bringing stakeholders together to solve issues.
While Mr. Perciasepe served as Deputy Administrator from 2009 to 2014, EPA set stricter auto emissions and mileage standards, increased protections for the nation’s streams and rivers, and developed carbon emissions standards for power plants. Mr. Perciasepe was previously assistant administrator for both the agency’s water and clean air programs, leading efforts improve the safety of America’s drinking water and lower sulfur levels in gasoline to reduce smog.
Mr. Perciasepe served as chief operating officer of the National Audubon Society, one of the nation’s oldest conservation organizations. He has also held top positions in state and municipal government — as Secretary of the Environment for the state of Maryland and as a senior planning official for the city of Baltimore.
He has been named a 2016 winner of American University’s William K. Reilly Award for Environmental Leadership.